About Soapbox

Our mission at Soapbox Cincinnati is to Connect PEOPLE to PLACE.

IMG publications leverage the power of solutions-based journalism and narrative storytelling in partnership with community-based leadership coalitions to increase attachment to place – a foundational element to inclusive economic growth – while delivering community response to local media contraction.

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Founded in 2008, Soapbox is published by Issue Media Group, whose publications are supported by underwriting and partnerships with local businesses, civic institutions, community funds, nonprofits and foundations that support and expand our coverage of community and economic development, social innovation, city building and place making. Learn more about our underwriting policy here and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.

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Publisher: Patrice Watson

As Issue Media Group publisher for Soapbox Cincinnati, NKY thrives, and Hub Springfield, Patrice Watson manages revenue and audience development while working with multiple editorial teams, coalitions, advisories and underwriters to implement projects and achieve goals. Patrice joined IMG in 2016. In 2010, she launched Raise Your Share consulting for digital and social media to assist nonprofits and small businesses to implement new media to grow revenue and audience. Her offline career includes Emmis Communications publisher at Cincinnati Magazine and 25 years in radio sales and management for Clear Channel, Jacor Communications, American Media/DKM and Taft. Patrice lives in North Avondale. Follow her on Twitter @patricewatson10.

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